Confusion and Obfuscation instead of Innovation

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Hi,

 

I DON'T LIKE SOMETHING:

 

Calling Bookmarks (which references bookmarking a place in a text, document, book, HTML page, URL, or other web resource, using "bookmarks" as a verb) "Favorites" instead of "Bookmarks". "Bookmarks" are the more logical term, and fit better with the "Chromium" ecosystem. If not to embrace Chromium, why not just stick with Internet Explorer if Edge (EdgeHTML/Chakra) was a failure?

 

Calling Extensions "Addons" instead of "Extensions" which is a "known element" to a Chromium-based browser, and adds futher confusion and obfuscation to the fact that Edge (Chromium) will then be getting "Addons" (whatever those are???) from the Microsoft Edge "Addon" store, and "Extensions" from an "enabled" browser installation where installation of "Extensions from other stores" is permitted, which, begs the question that if "Extensions from other stores" is allowed, what happened to the "Extensions from the (Microsoft) Store?"

 

It may sound pedantic or just like quibbles over semantics, but it will affect ease of use, and transition and adoption of the "new" Chromium-based Edge compared to and coming from other (especially other Chromium-based) browsers (especially, and most importantly, Google Chrome).

 

Maybe I missed the part where using a familiar Browser Engine and general framework and calling that a good idea because it will be familiar and easy to switch over to needs an added layer of confusion, obfuscation, and extra alienation because of re-badging terms that are already "known quantities".

 

This seems like a boneheaded move, and bad for cross-browser utility.

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I agree. In addition, why bother having a different icon and different name. Why shouldn't they just call the browser Chrome as well? It is familiar and fits the chromium ecosystem.

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Favorites is a Better term.

 

bookmark
NOUN
a strip of leather, card, or other material, used to mark one's place in a book.

 

that's it. the correct term in web browsers would be "web marks". but Microsoft decided to call them Favorites which is more suitable.

Also there is no rule or law saying Microsoft should obey Google and whatever they do.
Microsoft is a separate company, like Google, Mozilla etc.
the underlying engine being Chromium, EdgeHTML or even Gecko Does Not mean a thing in terms of UI.

Google likes to call it extensions, fine, let them do it. doesn't mean Microsoft should do the same.

if everything was the same, then why bother creating a new browser? might as well delete Edge insider project and everyone install google chrome.